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VCSEL array-based optoelectronic crossbar interconnect
Author(s): Yao Li; Ting Wang; Richard A. Linke
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new method for implementing a large optoelectronic (O-E) crossbar interconnect switch [1], Based on an emerging vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology, a passive angle-multiplexed beam steering architecture is proposed as a key component of the O-E crossbar. Various optical system parameters are evaluated. Since there is no optical fan-out power loss, the interconnect capacity of the proposed system is determined by the diffraction-limited receiver power cut-off and therefore interconnection of more than 1,000 nodes with a per node bandwidth of 1 GHz using today's technology is possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 1996
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 10284, Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging: A Critical Review, 1028409 (30 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229283
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Yao Li, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Ting Wang, NEC Research Institute (United States)
Richard A. Linke, NEC Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10284:
Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging: A Critical Review
Ray T. Chen; Peter S. Guilfoyle, Editor(s)

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